Definition of temere, te-meriter
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temerē
(te-meriter)
Sanscr. tamra, darkening; timira, dark; hence, blindly; cf.: timor, temeritas
adverb
  1. by chance, by accident, at random, without design, intent, purpose, casually, fortuitously, rashly, heedlessly, thoughtlessly, inconsiderately, indiscreetly
  2. it is not mere chance, it is not for nothing, there is a meaning in it
  3. not easily
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temerē (ante-class. collat. form te-meriter, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 1010 p.; Att. ap. Non. 516, 5; Trag. Fragm. v. 96 Rib.), adv. Sanscr. tamra, darkening; timira, dark; hence, blindly; cf.: timor, temeritas, by chance, by accident, at random, without design, intent, or purpose, casually, fortuitously, rashly, heedlessly, thoughtlessly, inconsiderately, indiscreetly, etc. (cf.: forte, fortuito). In gen. With forte (cf. Hand, Turs. II. p. 731 sq.): quam saepe forte temere Eveniunt, quae non audeas optare, Ter. Phorm. 5, 1, 30; cf. Liv. 41, 2, 7: pepulere ut forte temere in adversos montes agmen erigeret, id. 2, 31, 5: rideant licet quibus forte temere humana negotia agi persuasum est, Curt. 5, 11, 10: nisi ista casu nonnumquam forte temere concurrerent, Cic. Div. 2, 68, 141; Liv. 23, 3, 3; 39, 15, 11: forte, temere, casu aut pleraque fierent aut omnia, etc., Cic. Fat. 3, 6.

— With casu, fortuito, etc.: ex corporibus huc et illuc casu et temere cursitantibus, Cic. N. D. 2, 44, 115; cf.: id evenit non temere nec casu, id. ib. 2, 2, 6: non enim temere nec fortuito sati et creati sumus, id. Tusc. 1, 49, 118: temere ac fortuito, id. Or. 55, 186: ne quid temere ac fortuito, inconsiderate neglegenterque agamus, id. Off. 1, 29, 103; cf.: omnia temere ac fortuito agere, Liv. 2, 28, 1; Tac. G 10: te nihil temere, nihil imprudenter facturum judicaram, Caes. ap. Cic. Att. 10, 8, B, 1 inconsulte ac temere dicere, Cic. N D. 1, 16, 43. temere ac nullā ratione causas dicere, id. de Or. 2, 8, 32; cf.: domus, quae temere et nullo consilio administratur (opp. quae ratione regitur), id. Inv. 1, 34, 58.

— Alone: non temere confirmare, Cic. Font. 1, 1: non temere scribere, id. Fam. 4, 13, 5: (oracula) partim effutita temere, id. Div 2, 55, 113; ne quid de se temere crederent, Sall. C. 31, 7: numquam temere tinniit tintinnabulum, Plaut. Trin 4, 2, 162. sub pinu jacentes sic temere, Hor. C. 2, 11, 14, cf.: temere insecutae Orphea silvae, id. ib. 1, 12, 7: temere errare in vallibus, at random, Ov. F 6, 327: saxa temere jacentia, Liv 9, 24, 6.

—Comp.: temerius, Att. ap. Non 178, 23.

— In partic. Non or haud temere est, it is not mere chance, it is not for nothing, there is a meaning in it: non temere est, quod corvus cantat mihi nunc ab laevā manu, Plaut. Aul. 4, 3, 1; so, non temere est, Ter. Heaut. 4, 1, 7; id. Eun. 2, 2, 59; id. Phorm. 5, 8 (9), 9: haud temere est, Enn. ap. Serv ad Verg. A. 9, 329 (Ann. v. 473); Verg. A. 9, 375; Liv. 1, 59, 6.

— Non temere, not easily, = non facile: rapidus fluvius est hic, non hac temere transiri potest, Plaut. Bacch. 1, 1, 52; hoc temere numquam amittam ego a me, Ter Phorm. 4, 5, 2: an temere quicquam Parmeno praetereat, quod facto usus sit? id. Hec. 5, 4, 38. qui hoc non temere nisi libertis suis deferebant, Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 4, ยง 13 non temere adire, Caes. B. G. 4, 20 patres quoque non temere pro ullo aeque adnisi sunt, Liv. 2, 61, 4; non temere incerta casuum reputat, quem fortuna numquam decepit, id. 30, 30, 11; Quint. 1, 3, 3: si negabimus temere famam nasci solere, Auct. Her. 2, 8, 12: non temere a me Quivis ferret idem, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 13; vatis avarus Non temere est animus, id. ib. 2, 1, 120: nec sibi quivis temere arroget artem, id. S. 2, 4, 35; Suet. Tit. 6; 8; Dig. 50, 17, 64; so also: nullus dies temere intercessit, quo non ad eum scriberet, Nep. Att. 20, 2.
 
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